raise your hand

Tutoring in Public Schools

Raise Your Hand recruits volunteer tutors for students performing below the state standard.

Raise Your Hand partners with administrators and teachers to implement tutoring sessions in participating schools. Our volunteer tutors work in the classroom after school helping teachers with first- through fourth-grade students who are struggling with reading and math. Teachers and volunteers partner to listen to and coach each child to success. Participation is completely free for students and includes snacks and transportation home. 

For the 2021-22 school year, 89 volunteers provided tutoring services to support in-person learning. There was a 33% increase in enrollment from the previous school year.

Beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, Raise Your Hand will serve students at Williamson County Schools, Franklin Special School District and Robertson County Schools. Tutoring sessions in Wilson County are forthcoming.

Volunteer to be a Tutor

As a volunteer tutor, you can help a child while adding a broad range of skills to your resume. Tutoring is extremely flexible and works around your availability.

Volunteers commit to one hour per week for up to 10 weeks, assisting teachers with reading assignments and tutoring students individually or in small-group sessions. In partnership with each of the school districts, teachers guide volunteers through the tutoring process. No teaching experience is required, and training is provided.

Join our next volunteer orientation on August 25 from 4:30–5:30 pm. Click here to register.

 

we’re seeing results

375

Students served

13

Elementary schools participated

95%

Of Franklin Special School District’s students’ reading improved

83%

Of Williamson County Schools’ students’ math improved